My 3 Recruitment Wishes…

Before I start today I want to shamelessly promote 2 events. Firstly, in conjunction with the RCSA, I am presenting a blog writing workshop in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane & Perth… do yourself a favour… Secondly, join me at the SoSu in Melbourne in August… you won’t be disappointed. Now… on to my story… Imagine… if

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Come on recruiters – get around each other.

A few weeks a story broke and hit the local recruitment sector like a tsunami. The story soon escalated into a full-blown tabloid-esque scandal, also receiving a fair amount of mainstream media airtime .  I refer of course, to Myer-gate… but, before you tune out of yet another Myer blog, this isn’t going to be all

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Sack a Client today… It’s liberating!

You’re probably going to have to run this one by the boss first, but work with me here. We’ve all got at least one. An annoying, self-pompous, time wasting, self-important, frustrating, arrogant, son of a b… (breathe Craig), client who makes your life hell. Changing the brief mid process… impossible to get hold of when

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A typical day in recruitment…..and I’ll be a monkey’s uncle !

Taking five minutes out of a busy day yesterday, I stumbled across this YouTube clip from Robert Half. It was an employee-branding piece and depicted a typical day in the life of two of their consultants. If you can’t be bothered sitting through the three minutes and fifty two seconds, the general gist is two

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Women are better recruiters than men… you were right Mr Savage…

Well what do you know? Back in December 2011 Greg Savage penned a blog post announcing that women were better recruiters than men. He waxed lyrical about how women are better listeners… more resilient… better billers… I was up in arms… I mean how dare he sell out like that? I was a guy (still

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The Recruitment World Cup 2014

Unless you have been living under a rock recently, even the most passionate non sporty person will have realised that the biggest sporting tournament in the world kicks off tomorrow….. nope, not the 44th Annual Kenya ProAm Golf Challenge …..the Wold Cup. Even those that normally have no interest at all in the beautiful game

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Do you believe in recruitment? Really believe in recruitment? I do…

I consider myself a man of ok intelligence… I reckon I sit somewhere on the scale of genius between Dr Stephen Hawking & Lloyd Christmas… depending on topic and whether or not alcohol is involved… If we were talking about… ummm… I don’t know… say… Melbourne Cup Winners since 1861 I go ok… 1861 –

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Your boss might not like you reading this…..

Kym Quick, the MD of listed recruitment company Clarius announced her resignation a few weeks ago. Her resignation was possibly not a massive surprise, but it was the reasons she gave in her announcement, which grabbed my attention. “The world is changing and our industry is changing with it so it’s a positive thing for

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The Recruiter’s Biggest Nightmare…

So… I was working from home yesterday. Woke up. Had a shower. Breakfast. Brushed my teeth… Am I boring you yet? Sat down in front of my computer. Looked at emails. Responded to the important ones. Made a list of calls to make later. Then I jumped in the car to travel to the other

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The most annoying phrase in recruitment…

‘We have cut down our use of job boards and recruitment agencies by 95% in the last 18 months…’ I hear phrases similar to this bandied around like confetti at a 80’s wedding these days. Here is my problem with it… So what!!!! I don’t really care where my candidates come from as long as

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